Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is based on the scientific fact that our thoughts cause of feelings and behaviors, not external things, like people, situations and events. The benefit of this fact is that we can change the way we think to feel/act better even if the situation does not change. CBT is based on the scientifically support assumption that most emotional and behavioral reactions are learned. Therefore, the goal of therapy is to help clients unlearn their unwanted reactions and learn a new way of reacting. While CBT therapists do not present themselves as “know-it-alls,” the assumption is that if clients knew what the therapist had to teach them, clients would not have the emotional/behavioral problems they are experiencing.